Upset Recovery Training

We subscribe to a path of continuous learning and continuous improvement and believe that every pilot should always strive to find ways to increase their knowledge about the aircraft and the environment in which it operates. With this goal in mind, we have added a 2-seat Extra 330LX aerobatic aircraft to our fleet to improve your hand-flying skills, increase situational awareness and become a more competent pilot.

Lesson 1

The first lesson will focus on:

  • Left-turning tendencies of a propeller driven aircraft and what forces causal to these tendencies. 
  • In-depth discussion of the critical angle of attack, how a wing stalls, why a wing stalls, and
  • How to recognize the conditions leading to a stall.

Through the academics, you will come to understand:

  • The relationship of stick or yoke position to the onset of a stall
  • How “g’s” are asking the wing to do more work
  • How that relates to “g” available and accelerated stalls, and
  • How to most efficiently recover from a stalled condition.

The flight consists of an adverse yaw demonstration, left-turning tendencies demonstration, several different stall types with a critique of your recovery and the ability to explore the full aircraft envelope.

Lesson 2

After a clearer understanding of left-turning tendencies and the conditions leading to a stall, the academics guide you through a discussion of the conditions required to spin and how to prevent a spin from occurring.  The discussion continues in exploring the forces acting on an aircraft during a spin, how power and flight control inputs affect a spin, and the four spin phases.  Finally, the PARE spin recovery procedure is introduced.  In the Extra 300, after a brief review of stalls from the previous flight, you will:

  • Conduct several spin prevention exercises to reinforce the early recognition of conditions required for a spin.  
  • Experience a spin and apply the PARE recovery procedure.

Lesson 3

As a result of the aviation community’s focus to drastically reduce Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) accidents, there is an increasing demand for Unusual Attitude Training (UAT) or Upset Recovery Training (UPRT).  Lesson 3 will focus on the most effective techniques pilots can use when placed in an extreme unusual attitude situation. 

The academics:

  • Focuses on the aerodynamics of the recovery, how you can use the available “g” to recover the aircraft, and
  • Introduces the Push-Roll-Pull (PRP) recovery procedure. 

Once again, after a brief review of the three previous flights, you will be introduced to some extreme unusual attitude situations to apply and hone your PRP technique.

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